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February 22, 2011 > Community transportation workshops planned

Community transportation workshops planned

Submitted By Alameda County Transportation Commission

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) invites the general public and all interested parties to attend community workshops regarding the Alameda Countywide Transportation Plan (CWTP) and the Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP).

The public is invited to help the Alameda CTC plan for transportation improvements and prioritize transportation investments over the next 25 years. A series of community workshops has been scheduled to solicit public input.

The Alameda CWTP is a long-range policy document that guides transportation funding decisions for Alameda County's transportation system over the next 25 years. The TEP is the Alameda County half-cent transportation sales tax initiative, currently known as Measure B. As a key source of local funding, the TEP funds transportation projects and programs, such as operations and maintenance, in Alameda County.

Alameda's Transportation Plan is being updated to address legislative and regulatory changes in transportation, as well as changing demographics and economic trends and to address current and future transportation needs. The CWTP will also provide a framework and guidelines for transportation planning in accordance with regional goals and planning policy requirements.

Key issues to be addressed in the planning process include:

Planning for a multi-modal system that equitably moves people and goods efficiently and cost effectively throughout the County;

Planning for the full range of travel needs and the diversity of users of our transportation system;

Integrating new legislation that requires greater coordination between transportation and land-use planning and a focus on reducing Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) and greenhouse gas emissions;

Considering the maintenance of the existing system and potential system expansions.

Other Ways to Get Involved
Take an online questionnaire to help the Alameda CTC gain a better understanding of residents and visitors' transportation needs. The questionnaire is available until March 15.

Schedule a presentation at your community group. Alameda CTC staff or advisory group members are ready to make an educational presentation about the planning process. Submit a community group form to request a presentation.

Request materials translation. The CWTP project team can translate project materials to Spanish, Chinese, Punjabi, Vietnamese or other languages. Please submit a translation form to request materials in a language other than English.

For more information regarding CWTP planning, visit www.AlamedaCTC.org.

Thursday, February 24
Oakland City Hall
Hearing Room 3
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Informational Open House
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Workshop

Monday, February 28
Fremont Public Library
Fukaya Room A
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Informational Open House
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Workshop

Wednesday, March 9
Hayward City Hall
Conference Room 2A
777 B Street, Hayward
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Informational Open House
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Workshop

Wednesday, March 16
San Leandro Library
Karp Room
300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Informational Open House
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Workshop

Thursday, March 24
Dublin Public Library
Community Meeting Room
200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Informational Open House
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Workshop

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